13 May 2013

#246 Sibiu, Romania

Biertan (GermanBirthälmRomaniBiyertanHungarianBerethalom) is a commune in central Romania, in the north of the Sibiu County, 80 km north of Sibiu (formerly Birthelm in German) and 29 km east of Mediaş. Biertan is one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, having been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993. It was the see of the Lutheran Evangelical Bishop in Transylvania between 1572 and 1867.

Property No #596

It's in the list of UNESCO as a part of Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania.
Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1993

Thank you, Anca ! 

Sent on: April 30, 2013
Received on: May 13, 2013

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